Watch the video for a lesson on all things jazz funky, before downloading this free “Britfunk” mix by London DJ Gilles Peterson
Above, London-based DJ Gilles Peterson presents a whirlwind tour of Brit funk, a criminally overlooked genre from the early ’80s that has since inspired a generation of musicians spanning retro Acid Jazzers to broken beat remixers.
Those who bought Peterson’s Masterpiece compilation will already be familiar with Brit funk. The third disc of that album featured wonderful tracks by UK outfits that were inspired by Stateside contemporaries – artists such as Cameo and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Download the mix here and sit back and listen to the likes of Level 42, Incognito and Freeez. Oooh, let the memories flood back.
“Britfunk mix” by DJ Gilles Peterson
Cache – Jazzin And Cruisin’ – Groove Records
Hudson People – Trip To Your Mind – Disco 45
FBI – Talkin About Love – Kongo Dance
Incognito – Summer’s Ended – Ensign
Freeez – Stay – Pink rhythm
Cloud – All Night Long – white label
Atmosfear – Invasion – Elite
Proton Plus – Pay Up (remixed rhythm track) – Champagne
Potion – Catch The Feelin’ (Showstopper’) dub – Slapps and Sticks
Stop – I Can Feel It – Elite
Hi Tension – Thunder And Lightning – Island
First Light – AM – Oval Music
TW Funk Masters – Love Money – Champagne
Sun Palace – Rude Movements – Passion
Level 42 – Starchild – Polydor